Monthly Archives: September 2012

En lisant (3)

Charles Kindleberger and Robert Aliber (2011): Manias, Panics, and Crashes, NY: Palgrave Macmillan tl;dr: The flows of capital connecting the latest four financial/economic crises are the 21st-Century version of Egyptian pyramids – except more destructive. ————– History or Economics of … Continue reading

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Stephen Cohen and Bradford DeLong (2010), The End of Influence, New York: Basic Books. tl;dr: The widespread fears of U.S. dependency on China, fueled by late announcements that “they now have the money”, seem less justified than most observers think. … Continue reading

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Assignment 2, September 10, 2012 (Part 1)

American History Review Forum: Historiographic “Turns” in Critical Perspective Part One: Forum Readings An answer to this assignment. Judith Surkis: When Was the Linguistic Turn? A Geneaology, pp. 700-722 The historiographical task of historicizing historiographical turns is itself a historiographical … Continue reading

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Nouriel Roubini and Stephen Mihm (2010), Crisis Economics, New York: Penguin Press. tl;dr: The reasons given by Roubini and Mihm for the 2007-2010 crisis, culminating in their advice to create incentives for financial market actors to behave less recklessly, are … Continue reading

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